Leaves Are Green, The

DESCRIPTION: Leaves are green, nuts are brown, "they hang so high they won't come down." In frosty weather "they'll all come down together"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Thoyts)
KEYWORDS: playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Opie-Game 50, "The Leaves Are Green" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Emma Elizabeth Thoyts, "Old Berkshire School-Games" in The Antiquary (London, 1893 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol. XXVII, Game #15, pp. 254-255, "The Leaves are Green" ("The leaves are green, the nuts are brown") (1 text)

cf. "Nuts in May" (tune, per Opie-Game)
NOTES: Thoyts: "At the last line the children all flop down on the ground." - BS
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File: OpGa050

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